On February 9 and 23, 2020, Mural Arts Philadelphia is offering a trolley tour that follows a street art trail honoring African American heroes. Source: Mural Arts Philadelphia Offers Special Street Art Tour for Black History Month
This new show by Niki Matita features audio walks done during travels, strolls with friends in the neighbourhood, deep listening to the changes of everyday surroundings and sounds alike. Source: (8) La Passante Ecoutante #1
"A Decision to Choose only Walking" is the title of the show - show closes 22 February 2020 http://parafin.co.uk/current-exhibition--hamish-fulton.html The exhibition takes as its starting point the important walk the artist made over 47 days in 1973 from Duncansby Head to Land’s End – here presented as a large-scale wall text. After this major walk Fulton made the radical decision to ‘only make art resulting from the experience of individual walks’. Since then Fulton has rigorously maintained this focus, using walking as his medium and stating ‘If I don’t walk, I can’t make art’. Although only Fulton experiences his solitary walks directly, the works he presents in exhibitions and books allow us to engage with them.
A certain Zen proverb goes something like this: 'A five year old can understand it, but an 80 year old cannot do it.' The subject of this riddle-like saying has been described as 'mindfulness'---or being absorbed in the moment, free from routine mental habits. Source: How Walking Fosters Creativity: Stanford Researchers Confirm What Philosophers and Writers Have Always Known | Open Culture
Joseph Pisenti of RealLifeLore (previously) offers a "brief overview" of the longest pedestrian distance between two points on the Earth's surface. This Source: The Longest Walkable Distance on Earth
At the foot of artist Ruth Levene’s emails is the logo for Culture Declares Emergency, a global movement of creative practitioners and organisations concerned about the state of the planet. Source: Sheffield artist explores ways of responding to the climate emergency | Sheffield Telegraph
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The audio AR Beethoven walk with the Bose Frames. Source: Beethoven-AR-Walk — Vienna 2020. Capital of Music
A deep listening event bringing together a new wave of artists with field recording at the heart of their work, coinciding with the release of Fieldwave on Nonclassical and presented in association with Nature Unwrapped, a year-long series of events from Spiritland neighbours Kings Place. Hosted by Fieldwave curator Nick Luscombe, the event features talks, playbacks and appearances from Kate Carr, Iain Chambers, Dave Bamford, For Now and live performance from Tuulikki Bartosik on accordion. The release – out on cassette and digital – reflects ‘a burgeoning area of sonic creativity that has gone from a very niche area of sonic art to something much more commonplace’. It has been compiled by Nick Luscombe, Nonclassical A&R. Writing about Fieldwave, he says, ‘This rapidly expanding social phenomenon is exciting in that it both democratises the art of composition - with minimal barriers to capturing and creating new work “in the field”- and challenges how we view today’s role of a composer.’ SPIRITLAND KING’S CROSS TICKETS £10, OR £16 WITH A LIMITED EDITION FIELDWAVE CASSETTE PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH KINGS PLACE
In current thinking about urbanity, the ideal of the citizen is making a comeback. It is a citizen for whom the city is more than a zone for consumption and is, on the contrary, a fascinating source of inspiration. A short introduction into the world of the flâneur. Source: Walk with a Turtle - Goethe-Institut
The 195-km long six-day trek by Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has elicited mixed reactions in the country. Source: Uganda: Museveni's Long Walk Draws Mixed Reactions - allAfrica.com
Walk21 leads the global walking movement providing news and updates on relevant walking reserach, policy, projects and commitments internationally. Source: Seoul | walk21
In my book, It Starts with a Step, I write about how walking has the power to change the world. But does this exclude all of the people who… Source: Walking for a Better World: What About Those Who Can’t “Walk”?
War marks everyone, and Steve Maxner’s art brings this home with a powerful punch in his exhibition “But…Such is War,” which comes out of his experience in Vietnam from 1969-1970 when he was just 22 years old. Maxner gives us a precious gift — the opportunity to not just see but to witness part of […] Source: Walking to remember - The Martha's Vineyard Times
Paid opportunity to create a sound walk as part of "Stirchley's Noise Fete" that runs from Friday 10 April to Sunday 3rd May 2020 - Stirchley is a few miles south of Birmingham in the UK's West Midlands. Open Call deadline is Friday 24th January 2020. More info here.
Source: 11th Annual SculptureWalk Chelsea call for art | The Sun Times News
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But it's more than just a walking pedestrian simulator. Source: Kaki Lima: M'sian Card Game Inspired By George Town's Walkways
This trail pushes artists out of their comfort zone and reconnects them with their practice Source: No wifi, no bed, no studio: ‘Oddball’ residency is the ultimate artistic immersion – Yukon News
Augmented reality and virtual reality are opening doors to new experiences for artists and the public.When walking on the High Line, it’s tough to look more lost than some of the tourists, but I did a pretty good job of it last month when I tripped Source: A Walk on the Frontier of Art, Where the Sky Is the Limit | Asharq AL-awsat